By Renée Francoeur
October 28, 2015 – ABB recently celebrated the official inauguration of its new “high-tech” Measurement & Analytics facility in Quebec City with special quests Jacques Daoust, Quebec’s minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports; Régis Labeaume, mayor of Quebec City; and Nathalie Pilon, the newly appointed president and CEO of ABB Canada.
The LEED-certified, 85,000-sf facility is located in the Espace d’innovation Michelet, a technological park, and represents a $20-million investment, according to ABB.
This centre, which is dedicated to the manufacturing and research and development of analytical instruments and level measurement products, will serve various industrial markets, ABB added.
“Technological innovators like ABB actively contribute to the economic development of Quebec,” Daoust said. “Their local engineering know-how and their ability to establish industrial capacity are central to global growth.”
ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business unit was recently recognized as the best in Operational Excellence performance in 2015, ABB said. ABB noted it produces advanced measurement systems that monitor gases emitted by industrial facilities that can impact air quality. These systems also provide customers with data that, in turn, enable them to perform their activities productively while reducing their environmental impact, the company said.